Geraint Davies MP supports Usdaw’s campaign to protect shopworkers from violence, threats and abuse

Geraint Davies MP has joined with members of the retail union Usdaw to campaign for respect for shopworkers as part of the Freedom From Fear Campaign, which seeks to prevent violence, threats and abuse directed at retail staff.

Attending a campaign event in the House of Commons, Geraint Davies has pledged to support a protection of workers bill that would introduce a specific offence of assaulting a worker serving the public, thereby extending existing protections for police officers, immigration officers and Scottish emergency service workers. 

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MP pushes Minister on Google & Facebook 'Egg Freezing'

Reports from the United States suggest Facebook is paying female employees up to 20,000 dollars (GBP12,500) to cover the costs of freezing and storing their eggs, and Apple will start a similar scheme in January.
 
Labour's Geraint Davies (Swansea West) accused the firms of institutional sexism and "intimidating women".
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Geraint Davies MP supports International Day of the Girl

Geraint Davies Labour and Co-operative MP for Swansea West is today supporting International Day of the Girl This is a UN-led campaign to raise awareness of gender inequalities and abuse suffered by girls around the world and this year’s theme is “Empowering adolescent girls: Ending the cycle of violence”.

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MP's Bill to criminalise distribution of private sexually explicit photos without consent

Next Wednesday Geraint Davies Labour MP for Swansea West is presenting his Bill in Parliament to criminalise the distribution of sexually explicit photographs and videos without the consent of those pictured.

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Geraint Davies MP votes against hated Bedroom Tax

Today Swansea West MP Geraint Davies was in Parliament to vote against the hated Bedroom Tax during a debate in the House of Commons

The Bedroom Tax has caused hardship for hundreds of thousands of people across the country, costing low-income families an average of £700 a year. Two thirds of those hit by the Bedroom Tax have disabilities and 60,000 are carers. In Wales alone over 31,692 people have been affected.

The Liberal Democrats have repeatedly joined the Tories to keep the Bedroom Tax in place and have previously resisted any attempt to protect people from it. Yet today the Liberal Democrats joined Labour in voting against their own policy in Parliament.

Unfortunately this vote will not abolish the bedroom tax, but it is a step in the right direction and a glimmer of hope for many.

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